ALTITUDE USES MORE GLUCOSE THAN SEA-LEVEL
Brooks, B. A., Roberts, A. C., Butterfield, G. E., Wolfel, E. E., & Reeves, J. T. (1994). Altitude exposure increases reliance on glucose. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26(5), Supplement abstract 120.
Altitude exposure increases the utilization of blood glucose at both rest and in exercise. Active skeletal muscle is the predominant site of glucose disposal during high altitude exercise.
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